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About The Douglas independent. (Roseburg, Or.) 187?-1885 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 14, 1878)
..S'-PT. 14. 1878
EDITORIAL CORUE SPONDEXCE.
, Salem, Sept. 11, 1878.
.At the present writing, Salem
"thowt the bustle hm! life usua
vrhan the State Le-ishture i. ui
session. The city is f ot altoo-eth r
limting just now, hvwever. Great
Srcs are raging in the mountains
in Polk county, anil su dense is
tho amoke' from them that one's
eyes re filled continually, ar.nl a
drowsiness creeps upon you that
almost impossible to shake! off.
But the average Saleiuite d es
nnt care: ho is now making his
harvest, and proposes to spare ii
eflort to "take m the stranger
trhom chance, or a;i - appreciative
constituency, ; has thrown in ' hi
Eoth houses ot the Legislature
effected permanent organizations
last Monday. fcSenater Whiteaker,
of Lane countv, was elected Pres
ldeat of tho : Senate, and Kepre
tentative Thompson, of the same
county, Speaker of the House
Our old friend, Col. , White, o
Cckaroas county holds the posi
lion or umei iicrK o ice xiouse.
a t f il . I a t " TT ...
and ' Syl. Cl Simpson is Chie
Clerk of the Senate. The preid
1sg officers will undoubtedly give
general satisfaction iu the per
formance ot their duties. Whit
aaker is quick in making up bin
siind, ready in stating his opin
ion, and lair and impartial in his
decisions. Then he is also so verv
,j ,i tu...
at the first glance one vrould take
Lira for a wrelNtosdo Granger, and
should the Independents ot Pou
gla eee him as he nowaopears, it
ts quite probable that many would
regret that they did not vote tor
him last June. Thompson, though
not so ready in the performance
of the duties of Speaker, is cer
tain to win -the esteem ot the
members of trn House; tor he x k
kind, yet firm, and anxious to do
his duty honestly and impartially.
So far, but little work has beer
done in either House in Jact,
nothing beyond the introduction
ctaAil! authorizing the construc
tion of a bridge across the WiU
laraette, a bill tor the protection
of game, and a bill amendatory of.
chapter 12, title 50 of th civil
code; and there will be b t little
cesoraplished in the way ot legis
tion until after the election of
United Statts Senator. The
Senatorial question is a perplex
ing one to the Democratic mem-
are buttoolioled by aspirants is
cad to behold. The Chemeketa
hotel is headquarters, and when
the tired members arise in the
caorning, he is at once beset by
politicians, who give him no op
portunity to rest, and at nine
o'clock he finds himself worn out
and disgusted, and yet a half-mile
to walk before he can reacli the
Capital. It is not to be expected
that a member will or can do
much after he gets there. The
members of our delegation are
already hollo weyed 4ind weak
irom the punishment that has
mercilessly been infieted upon
them, atd were it not for the wit
of Capt. Humphrey, of Albany
a gentleman who will ';be happy
-under a'l and ny circumstances
1 do believe they would
ieel inclined to exclaim, Toot
your horn, Gabriel, we are anxi
ous to go." They will have rest
8 soon as the Senator is named,
and then they will give a good
account of themselves; all they
fraat is the opportunity,and when
4Viot tnrria i Vim- ivm! I - r ..11
hind the members of any othei
delegation in the Louse in -the
amount ot the work they will pe
VV e would like to bo able to
say who will be elected Senator.
No one here proposes to answer
eo difficult a connundrurn, feeling
that no one on earth ..can uucssit.
' S ater, ot Eastern., Oregon, is the
only aspirant who ha shown his
s'rergtn in the . caucus and his
vote may be set down 13 or 14-r-
eleven from Eastern On-gon, one
rum Clackams county, and two
rom Polk. With this vote, it is
paid, he proposes 'o go i to can
cm .M!d dto'uipt to show th t his'
electmu'i; demanded by his r par t
of the State" in other, words he
will trv a little bolldosing. Should
this be hi3 plan, and he should
attempt to carry it out, he must
certainly fail. Eastern Oregon
has no more right to make a de
mand of this kind than any other
part ot the Statcand it is thought
not so much. For the pas ten
vears. Eastern Oregon has receiv
ed the lion's -hare in the matter
i Congressional favors; and at. the
last eieetir li 'tl.e Djinocratn c;in
d'date for Suite Treasuter came
trom there. These are tacts beyond
dispute and generally known, and
if Mr. Slater goes into caucus ex
pecting to win by saving Eastern
Oregon must have the Senator,
he will find there nen from our
part ot the country who think
Mr. Shtter is not Eastern Otegon,
and it he h, that Eastern Oregon
may ask too much. Certainly, l
locality is to be considered in the
matter, the" Senator belongs to
Southern Oreiron. Eastern Ore
gon Whs faVored once this year,
and the Governor is from Middle
Oregon; S- uthern Oregon alone
has nothing; renietaberin thi
our delegation will vote solid Si
a Southern Oregon man. They,
need but do tins to succeed in the
end. When they p rove tha they
are in earnest, by voting tor the
strongest candidate from our par
of the State, firet, last aud all the
time, Slater will commence Ios
ing, and his fourteen vote9 wii
soon dwindle aown to four or be.
come use.ess to him. Here it is
confidently believed he will al
most be alone the third time a
caucus is held.
Governor Thayer wa3 inaugur
ated this morning, and the new
State administration has began the
work for the accomblishment o
which it was elected. The Gov
ernor's naugural address was cer
tainly a very able production, and
is highly; praised by both Demo.
erats aud Republcans. Had Ithe
space nt my disposal, I would
speak of the address as it deserves.
am satisfied ail the promise-
made bv.the Governor will be
kept, and teel certain that his ad
ministration wilt re:ult in profit to
the ieople of Oregon.
The business n the omce of
Secretary ot State is of course nu-
finally increasing, and requires
aouble the amount of care and at
tenlion it did a few, years ago.
. ,' ..... . . . . w , v., I I
Under the ca ref u 1 man age m e n t,
however, of Hon. II 1. Earhart, i
the newly " instal!ed Secretary of i
State, a gentleman eminently i
qnai tied to fill, the responsible p i
sition, and one who-e qualitica" ;
tioitsaod experience in the past
enables him to bring with him, a
thorough kuo iv ledge of the duties
assumtd, we fenl confident the rec
ords ot the Stare are m safe hands,
and will be kept with neatness and
correctness, 'lie has appointed
M r. F ra n k Hog k l r t s, for m e r !y ci ty
etlitor of the Portland Daily Bee as
his assistant -an appointment that
apparently gives very general saN
istactiou. Both gentlemen are
courteous in the extreme, and are
destined to make new friends in
i heir present responsible positions;
Ti e coming State Fair promises
to be a great success. : year
previous has the rush for stalls
been so great, and Friday work
men will begin the construction ot
twenty more for draught. and fine
hordes. There are now thirty
running and trotting ; horses fu
course of training on the fair
grounds, more are daily expected.
i he Jtfair will commence on the
lOtli of October this year, and on
the 18di, Col. -Thus. C. Lang, of
Wasco, will deliver ho address..
Those who know him ay he is a
tine speaker, and an able agriculturalist-
Amoug mny old friends I met
here I fiud E.- S. McComas and
James Ileiidersl ott. These gen
tlemen are lu re as "lookers on n
Venice," and will probably remain
during the sessioi. of the legisla
ture . Ths majoritj ot ihoe who !
hail trom - JJougl.- s stp at the
Chemeketa, where Matthews pro
vides for their every want and is
careful of tneir comfort At this
hou-e Fred McAdanis and Henry
Gates, assisted by Tom Kelly, see
that 3enaiors and Hepre3entatives
never go dry in the morning, and
the way they are kept rushing
necessarily leads to the belief that
the average Oregon legislator is iiot
proud, aud Kpurns not the good
things ot this Pfo, - whether they
come in the shape ot fluids or
solids. . JT.
Rosebuxs anil Coas Bay Mail Contract.
' f h e co n l ract tor ca r r vi n g 1 1. e
mails between Koseburg and
Coos Ba3' das been let; to C. C.
Huntly, of Washington, D. C.
Jle carries ithe mail for the astonn
ishingly hw price of $3,774 per
annum,-, which is one halt, what
the present co'tr$icVr is now car
rying thj mail for. It is impossi
ble tor acceptable mail service to
be rendered over this rente for
this low price. Our people are
aware of the nature of the road
between this city and Coos Bay,
and although great eftort has been
made to make this road good, it
i aim st impassible in the wins
ter time. That Mr. Huntlv can
carrv the imiIs tor one bait what I
bus been -paid fere seems 'impos
sible.1 Our people are weary of
experiments and would ratner
mail service be circumscribed than
accept such as fahe economy
In order to raise the best crops
on any land it is necessary . that
the latiu shonhl be cultivated with
care. It will not do to depend al
together on the natural richness of
the soil, even in the Umqua Val
ley iu time the very hest land, if
not properly' fertilized and cared
lor, will vvearout and not raise ha't
a crop. Farmers, who have tx
perience, claim that land should
Le summer fallowed one year in
three. This enables the soil to re
enperate and double Us fertilny.
Such a course with land now pro
ducing only 15 or 20 : bushels to
the acre, would yield from 25 to
30 bushels to the acre.
Even it the land does not became
exhausted it will become over-run
with weeds, and rendered only one
halt productive. Great care should
be exercised so as to secure the
best and most profitable cultiva
tion of land. Cari in the use ot
laud will double . the profit of
farming. Exchange of ideas be
tweeu farmers will enable th?m to
better undfirstand their ccu pation
At least it must be admitted that
these are important ref.e tions.
AMiat is the Matter?
For semetime past complaints
have reached this office from -different
parts of this cojnty, th .t
mail matter is very irregula.' We
received the following letter trom
a well respite citizen of Ten
Mile, which republish below:
Ten Mile, Sept. 7k 1878.
Ed. lNDEPEnDET: For some un
known cause our mail comes to us
very irregular. '.The. Independent
reaches us about two out of three.
This has been so uo lorsome
two months. Certainly there is a
screw loose somevhere let us
hunt it up and have it tightened ;
what 8iiv vu?
' The. Independent ha- been sent
to that post office regularly, and
still complaints come in. Tne
above letter refers to mail matter
in general and not to tfiis paper
in particular. As the uriter Pays
"there is a screw loose . some
where," and f r the benefit ot
those most intetested it should be.
We see by the Willamette val
ley papers that the State Fair
Grounds are being improved ana
placed irv good condition. It is
the'intention of the Siate Agri
cultural Society to leave nothing
undoue whereby th Fair may
be a complete success. Stockmen
this year will have splendid sta
bles of horses on the grouids,and
other exhibitors appear determine
ed lo exce.'l the previous years m
produce and works ot art. This
is as it should be ; evtry farmer
in the State is interested in mak
ing the State Fair successful. One
thing has been disgraceful, and
that is, the Enumerable catch
peuny afiairs that are allowed on
the ground. Anything that will
contribute to the comfort and
amusement ot the people without
8vindfing them, is not objection"
able. -We'are certain tle people
of the State wouLrf support the
managers in any steps they may
take to exclude all swindling at
fairs trom the grounds. Lei ac
tion he taken energetically aud
thus protect Oregon's reputation
at home and abroad.
Its no use ttlli itr a book agent
you dont want auythiug.
Tins week the t-ity omm:ttte,
and Geo. Ilaynes, appointed l
so'ieit subscription t . aid the cit
izens su fieri ng in the South from
yellow fever, canvassed the city
i.fl rtf!fived from our -citizen
154. The Committee thei. for
warded the moi.ey as tllow :
ew Orleans, 851 10; Mtinhs,
51 10; Wxi;iug, 851 10; and 70
cents to insure the safe SendWg,
Wells, Fargo & Go's Express
transporting the same free of
charge. Following are the names
ot the contributors,: .
Geo Ilaynes $5 .CO
A A Fink 7.U'
L L-ng .riberg..
Virgil V ny
- i .
J f!M( 'z!in git. ......
V m Carr o !.....
J oho Clem- ts.'
J C Floed....
Dr Hamilton .. . ...
T P Sfieridasr. ......
I ...'.... I
i I Car... J
J C Fullertou.
W F lirnjamiu; 2,00
G Goids. in. 50
I De opzr .............. 2 0i
John Siiridaii...;.... 1 00
Tl omas! Cruzer . ... ......... 2,00
W L Bu:io. 2.50
S Murk'i & Co... 10,00
J V S'range
13 13 Rroekjvay
J W Carjon 1.00
ST Gnrn-on...; 2,00
Frank Matlhiw 1,00
J M Bower 1,00
11 Hendricks 1,00
H V Stanton...:.' 5,00
James. Wright...;..... 50
G Fuller .fr.". 2 50
Jus McKinnon 2.50
T J Livingeton, 1. ... 2,50
Jack Smith 50
T Ford 50
II Li Morton. ." 1,00
Jack Whitrctts : 1,00
B L Fink , 1,00
O C Perkins.., 2,00
John Aikert; ... ............ 2,00
Wm Carrll 1,00
Peter Kearns. ......... ......... 1,00
IJ Hernia tin ;.. 2,50
W Day 1.00
Sol Abrahams 3,00
11 Amos 1,00
L F Lane 1,00
John Junes. . .
D Busbey . . . . .
( lititioweth. . . ,
Nimbler .... 1.00
J aim Pierce...
Wm I'rask... .
McKinnty . ,
Joll.i CT . . . . ,
Johii McGtje. . .
Ji.lm Kast 2.00
VV M Kote
Wm McBee. . .
John Murk .
A E Champagne
1 Apple. . . . . . . .
K Appie.'.. ,. .
Cam Cox. . . ... .
ii Tracklincr 1.00
J F Clark ' 1.00
The Board - deserves praie for
the interest each ot its members
took in this matter. A larger
sum could have been obtained bv
delHyirig a tew dys, but as the
waii!S of the stricken people are
so great it wag thought best to
send the mony"at once.
SCIICLTZ & VON BAUGEN,
IMPOllTERS AND DEALERS IK
Foreign and Domrstic Winea, Brandies,
. Also sale Ajreots for
S. E Cor Fiont "and CaHfirnia Street
an Francis. Cal.
Rei)resented by Chas. Holin.
R OSEBURG ACAD E1IY
UE ACTCMX SEfSION OF THIS 1KSTITCTIOK
, WILL commence:
Uonday, S spt 1 2d, 1878.
Under tlie supervision I the under jrned
asdisted by Miss Uac.ie Oidlland and J. VI.
Boer The First seven weks of the
tlie term will be free. The 'ar five weeks
wt-fks will be charged for according to tbe
RATES OF TUITION :
Orthography, Reading and Writing
pt-r tnnntb... 1 50
English Grammar or Orthography
per month..:. 2 00
High -r Aiithniatie, Algebra or Geoin-
per month. 2 50
Latin, Greek or French per month. . . 3 00
SacU pupils as desire to continue the
Btudyof Ijatin or enter upon a commercial
course during- the t ven wt-eks free pch'nl
; can have their riiati. os heard a was
i done last maz, ei'her before or after dis
trict school honrs. J. BUOWNE, L. L. D.
Has just returned trom San Francisco, where lie has purchased the
! Finest Assortment ot ,
BOYS AIJD YOUTH'S
"CL O THING,
ALS ) LADIE'S AND MISSES' JACKETS LATEST STYLES & PATERNS
Which ill be -old at Prices to suit all purchasers.
Also a Fall lane of
HATS, SHOES, Hoots, ETb,
More complete than that of any other eiablisliuient in th city, and at Fairest Rates.
rSrKtn'ember I will occupy Dr. Hamilton's brick oppositethe
the Aiutr.-poiiiau hotel where ! bhall ell goods cheaper lor -ah tbau
before. - : t JJJOsSEPHGOir.
l.i A. '
and . Patents,
WILLOW - WARE & CUTLERY,
.THE GREATS- "
i-m.iiii.ii fr X i V"",'-''- ' '
i r-?r'r ' if i -
f$ x -
" tf X : - I
V i S- v
, - . ty : V-
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T " CVfG.3 IT
CXfiLiLS tTSY TOhJt Of
BTOSSACII AUD EOTTEXa
f- in iUi m Tins raoa
. i . BFCB AS" W
KICK nEADA CnJB.' lilMOCS'
. . uzjkx & filar, lxc.
13 PTJSILY VEGETA21B
' Itt action ob diss9 la entirely USetvot trvn
my medicine ever introduced Three doeee U
relieve ordinary case, but the medicine1
herald be continued until H effects eomplet
cure. It tones and invigorates the di g-esttve or
(raoa and Btlmnlafca the Uver to healthy aitiaa,
ik... M.niTiiT rr oTitirslr mirinsr diaaaaas ariM
tuutV'vui"4 . j -a -. " ,
I Tinjf trom Indigestion, or weak and impure omooV
LfiiWMimz vHiTE. Pc:pltt:2.A
' -jirf'-,-.'aVi - .
5 HE E0LLIDAYS
SMOKED 1IAMS,BAC'0N AND
3313 US TF 2
Freshly euro d tod of IKE CTJAL1TY
Tlie undersijrned would my to the cit i
Znft of IJ..tu-lmrir tliof l.o ;..,. l .1.
finest lot of Ham , Bacon nud 13eefev
offered totliis markt-i; and that no one wi 1
ftii' u purchtse tho taiuo when ouce tbe
examine it. .... . .
Prict-s ior tlan ever. "
Patton'a- Bloch, Stat street." Salem, Oa.
OAKTICULAIl ATTENTION GIVEN
to piwcripiions, and all orders by
mail or.ejpreM tilled -f.r.-a,.5tly anti accnr-
ateiy. . -
Mlf ,n"ney hX examinu, our stock, or pro
curing our prices, beiore purclia3ijrI.
A CT ft! QT EC LCVEBY
.. ..AND. . .
TLiBestabllshmtntia the '
Best in 'tlie Stnicl
, and connected with it is a larga " -WAGON
YARD WITH FINE fchCD R003
Capable of accommodating anj umbtr
. liurseB aud tva-on.
BEST OP nJ"AWD GRXTI
AIwV.in full ,!Qppi7 at iivi41g pricea
And Xo One 13 Allowed to
term'inff 1 ( -ive 'US a c&1f "
termind to euit jou in quantitr ouJit!
IookiD;; Glass, Oga.,
Gcaeral ZZcrchaadics 1
Crockery and Glassware,
Groceries, Provisions, robacco
Ar d Clar?.
Are rrerf red to ,giTfc atlfActidn to all.
rnis noTix has -Dzr-: r-r-
, iLB"td rit ' cel. er of yt e ra, a r j 4.1
become vt-ry r-'-i-.T wi fi .T
11. - 'I A4 ''11 J t.j' tMl'f. r- o
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